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‘On Contact’ With Chris Hedges: Adam Hochschild and the Moral Impulse to Fight

On this week’s episode of his interview show, the Truthdig columnist speaks with author and historian Hochschild (pictured) about rebels whose convictions drove them to enlist in war.

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Letting Tarzan Swing Through History

Tarzan’s remarkable foresight in vanquishing the Belgian evildoers before the worst of King Leopold II’s reign of terror opens the door for his future films, where our hero stops historical catastrophes in their early stages.

Posted on Jul 20, 2016 READ MORE



The Oilman Who Loved Dictators, or How Texaco Supported Fascism

Not one of the hundreds of foreign correspondents who chronicled the bombing of Madrid during the Spanish Civil War looked up at the ominous V-shaped formations of Hitler’s bombers and wondered: Whose fuel is powering those aircraft?

Posted on Mar 21, 2016 READ MORE



Why No One Remembers the Peacemakers

Go to war and every politician will thank you, and they’ll continue to do so—with monuments and statues, war museums and military cemeteries—long after you’re dead. But who thanks those who refused to fight, even in wars that most people later realized were tragic mistakes?

Posted on Dec 11, 2014 READ MORE



W. W. Norton & Company

Veterans Day, 95 Years On

In a country that uses every possible occasion to celebrate its “warriors,” many have forgotten that Monday’s holiday originally marked a peace agreement. Veterans Day in the United States originally was called Armistice Day and commemorated the cease-fire that, at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918, ended the First World War.

Posted on Nov 11, 2013 READ MORE



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Going Beyond the Tale of a Boy and His Horse

For all the spectacle of thundering cavalry charges, muddy trenches and wartime love and loss, the current popular storytellers of the First World War skip over the conflict’s greatest moral drama by leaving out part of its cast of characters.

Posted on Feb 29, 2012 READ MORE


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